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Ralph Waldo Emerson House

28 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742
+1 978-369-2236
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28 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742
+1 978-369-2236
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have an interest in Emerson or literature, a tour of Emerson's house is definitely worth taking. You can't walk around without a tour, but the groups are generally very small, and the guides are interesting and informative. It's worth doing, in my opinion.

Thank OxfordAJR
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in on a visit, apparently they keep the front door locked even when they're open, and three people are working... little weird. First part of our tour, the main floor of the house, was given by a young girl who spoke WAYYY too...More

Thank Elissa P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited on a day that they weren't open, but I still wanted to get a picture of the house. Be advised that there really isn't any signage other than to tell you that this was Emerson's house and the years he occupied it. I'm...More

Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic very informative tour! The tour guides were knowledgeable and very friendly. Concord is so rich in history, well worth the trip!

Thank Lisaarrigo
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The Emerson House is full of memorabilia and a must see for a student of philosophy, politics and culture.

Thank I M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Walking through the rooms papered still with original wall coverings and furnished with the tables, beds, and chairs used by Emerson and his friends, we feel their presence. A little dollhouse probably made by Thoreau for Emerson's daughters from a commode drawer, the full library...More

Thank Marion T
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I truly wanted to give the Emerson House a five-star review, as I love Emerson and the whole Concord scene. I live nearby. However, I think I'm generous giving it three. This museum has limited hours and I stopped in when I realized it was...More

Thank C B
Reviewed 21 December 2016

A very interesting tour. Emerson's family still owns the house and operates it as a homage to "the Great Man of Concord". Lots of good insights to life in the late 1800's in Concord and of the famed orator.

Thank leavingAZ2011
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We took a your through Emerson's house by a young lady who was new on the job. She did an excellent job taking us room to room giving us history and the life story of Ralph. Not only was it awesomely educating it always served...More

Thank Ashley Nicole Y
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Went here as an extension of our tour of the museum across the street on a perfect late summer day. You must ring the doorbell to enter. Then we had two wonderful docents who conducted us through the house. They were bursting with information about...More

Thank Helen Z
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